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Book Fair!

Book Fair coming November 13 - Volunteers Needed!


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SARC Available

Notice to parents: An electronic version of our School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is available by clicking here.

In addition, a paper copy is available in our school office for you to view.


Math for Parents!

Graham Parent Math Night

                  Understanding Common Core                  

Thursday, Oct. 19th




Dear Parents/Guardians,

Graham School teachers are excited to invite you to an hour of Focus on Mathematics for parents/guardians.  Math skills and problem solving strategies are being taught differently than many adults learned them. Along with facts and computation, students are asked to use a variety of models to help make sense of problems concretely before they reason abstractly. To help familiarize parents with the skills and strategies being taught, the teachers are having  grade level parent workshops to share information and internet resources that will provide ways for parents to support students in the area of math.  


This is a parents-only workshop, as we want to provide information without distraction.  

We will offer childcare for your Graham students and pre-school age (2-4 years of age) siblings. We need to know in advance how many people need childcare, so please  return your paperwork as soon as possible.   Spanish translation will be provided.


Click here for CHILD CARE REQUEST form.



Graham Staff


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The FALL STEM Challenge

​Challenge: Create a catapult that will launch a small, decorative pumpkin a far as possible

Traffic Safety - seguridad vial

As we begin the school year, Newark Police Department will begin citing drivers whenever necessary to encourage compliance of traffic laws and to reinforce that safety of our children is a priority.

There have been multiple incidents endangering children even a child being struck and several near misses.  Please remember that children’s cognitive abilities are still developing and they lack training and experience in traffic safety.  

Keys to avoid receiving a citation:

  • Drive Slow
  • Do not make illegal U-turns
  • Have car seats for children
  • Have seat belts on all passengers
  • Make a “full-stop” at stop signs

Putting our children at risk is not worth the few minutes you may save by rushing and breaking these suggestions.  Newark Unified School District and the Newark Police Department want to keep everyone safe.

Safety reminders for children walking to school:

  • Walk, don’t run across the street
  • Look left, look right and left again
  • Obey Walk/Wait signals
  • Do not cross at mid-block locations
  • Use crosswalks

Safety reminders for children biking to school:

  • Always wear a properly fastened and fitted helmet
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Ride in the same direction as motor vehicles
  • Check traffic when changing lanes, crossing streets or turning
  • Use hand signals

From the Principal - Ms. Akilah Byrd

Dear Graham Families,


Welcome to the new 2017-2018 school year and a special welcome to all of our new families! We are again looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our students achieve at their highest potential. Please join us outside on Monday mornings (only) for the “Monday Morning Minute.” During this time we’ll hold a special drawing for students who have earned a “Pawsitive Praise Ticket” for being respectful, responsible or safe.


Remember to turn in your Summer Reading Logs as soon as possible to earn your special prizes! “Reading Log, Reading Log, Reading Log...YES!”   


We will continue our implementation of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports), a schoolwide approach to make schools safe & promote positive behavior. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment. It is a way for Graham to encourage good behavior. All students learn about behavior, just like any other subject, and they follow the same rules.


There are a few new faces at Graham. Let’s take the time to show them how happy we are to have them here by smiling, saying hello and introducing ourselves. We are also still accepting nominations for the open parent seat on School Site Council (SSC). Voting will take place at Back to School Night.


For everyone’s safety, all visitors must sign in with the main office, parents are not allowed inside of the cafeteria, nor may parents enter the student restrooms on campus. Please only park your vehicles in the appropriate areas.  As always, please be patient and safe as you travel through the community. In helping the environment, walk or bike to school. We appreciate everyone's cooperation and patience as we ensure that all our students have a safe and successful school year.




Akilah Byrd